As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve around the world and in our region, the health and well-being of Severn residents is our top priority. We're all in this together—stay home if you're feeling ill, practice physical distancing to help stop the spread and call and check in on your neighbours and loved ones.

Visit our Administration Office located at 1024 Hurlwood Lane in Severn. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have a question.

All essential visitors, contractors and staff must complete and pass a COVID-19 assessment before entering our facilities.

Complete the daily screening

Local health updates

The Province of Ontario has issued public health measures under the Roadmap to Reopen to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for details about symptoms, testing, local health statistics, vaccination and more.

Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine

You can also view provincial and national public health agencies for more information.

COVID-19 testing

If you're experiencing symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should get tested.

Book a COVID-19 test

We recommend that you download the COVID Alert App to help break the chains of transmission and keep our community safe.

Impact on municipal services

We continue to make changes to services and programming in order to meet the measures outlined by public health officials. These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Please follow our newsfeed for the most recent updates for our services.

Call 211 to find local services

211 Ontario can help you find local grocery stores and pharmacies that are open and offering delivery service. If you need mental health support, food services, financial services or more, call 211. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7​.​​​

Business support

Visit the Province of Ontario for information about workplace safety and get access to business grants and rebates. The County of Simcoe Economic Development Office and Orillia CDC offer resources to support your business. 

How can I support a local business?

COVID-19 has had a major impact on local businesses. We encourage you to buy local and help support a small business owner. Visit Orillia and Lake Country Tourism to find local businesses offering curbside pick up and local restaurants offering take outTourism Simcoe County can connect you to local:

  • restaurants
  • shops
  • hotels and accommodations
  • breweries and distilleries

Mental health

COVID-19 has had an impact on both mental and physical health. Visit the Province of Ontario and get access to free mental health supports.

Reporting non-compliance

The Government of Ontario has issued emergency orders to address the COVID-19 outbreak, including:

  • closing certain workplaces and businesses
  • limiting events and gatherings

Please contact the Ontario Provincial Police if you'd like to report a failure to comply with the Emergency Management and Civil Protect Act.